Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The City: a hairstory.

I confess-- I'm more than a little obsessed with hair. And I'm not even embarrassed to admit that I'm also obsessed with The City. It's no wonder, then, that I'm captivated by the various hairstyles the cast sports each week. I tune in to see how Whitney will top off her goldilocks (crocheted flower headband or Renaissance fair-esque headdress? Dilemma!), ogle Olivia's perfectly curled and highlighted coif, and wonder whether Erin is going to top off her amazing bangs with a bizarre feather headband or just leave 'em be. Really, the suspense is just exhausting.But I do relate to the girls on this show, twentysomethings who are trying to "make it" in the fashion world (though most of them were born wealthy or do modeling to pay the bills...). I may not have grown up in L.A. or NY's Upper East Side, nor do I work for a famous fashion designer, but I still feel a special connection. But why?!? When I was watching Monday night's episode, I finally figured it out. I was shocked and awed to realize that, at one point or another, I have donned every hairstyle of each female "character" on The City. That's right-- every single one. Don't think that's remarkable? Read on...

Like Whitney, I once had long, dark blonde hair that I wore in wavy layers...

I also shared her penchant for scruffy Australian dudes:

I've sported blunt bangs, à la Erin...

Fitting that we also share the same name! Erins are inherenlty fabulous. Of course.

But eventually I grew the bangs out. Then I dyed my hair a slightly darker light brown ("caramel mocha," my Aveda stylist dubbed it), which shimmered with golden highlights...

... just like the coveted coif of Olivia Palermo:

This, however, turned out to be a mistake-- I asked for "chocolate brown," not mocha. So I marched back to Aveda for some serious hair repair. I ended up with delicously chocolate-hued tresses......much like those of The City's Allie:

Amazing! Right? Or am I just too easily amused? To see some truly inspiring hairstyles, check out The City. And now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to go hack my hair off...